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All that Glitters - Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

— by Parmita Borah | Jaipur Zee Jaipur Literature Fest 2015 (photo: Jim Ankan Deka) My joy knew no bounds when I received a participant registration message from the organizers of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. “An opportunity to see the who’s who of the literary world, in person”, I told myself. And therefore I reached the enthralling historical city of Jaipur on 21st of January; despite being jet lagged after a delayed Air Asia flight that couldn't land on time either, I made it to Diggi Palace Hotel (Jaipur Literature Festival’s hospitality partner since its inception) and just an hour before Day 1 was about to end. This may make me sound a tad snobbish, but I wasn't very impressed on seeing the venue. Jaipur Literature Festival, I was told, is the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific. But what do I see? The fabric of the pandal – ragged and torn. “Not so grand eh! Doesn't look anything like the images on the internet”, I nearly blurted out. “But li

Steller line-up of world renowned musicians at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

Music at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 Jaipur is once again set to dance to the beat of world class musicians as the annual ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival brings together an eclectic line up of artists playing morning and night. The music performances will take place at two locations, the Font Lawns at Diggi Palace in the morning and the Music Stage at Hotel Clarks Amer in the evening as part of the world's largest free literary festival this month, January 21-25, 2015. The Festival is grateful for the support of all its partners including the Aga Khan Music Initiative, the Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop and the Royal Norwegian Embassy who help bring world-class musicians to Jaipur. FRONT LAWNS at DIGGI PALACE, 09:30 – 10:00, 21-25 January 2015 (Free with Registration) Opening the Festival will be local Rajasthani musicians Nathoo Solanki, Chugge Khan and the Jaisalmer Boys who will mark the start of five days of festivities at Diggi Palace. They will be joined on stage